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- Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future Falls Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.
- Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County's First 2014 West Nile Case The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.
- Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For Teens Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation's public high...
- Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
- First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.
- Robin Williams Parkinson's Connection Has Some Patients Worried Actor and comedian Robin Williams was privately battling Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life this week, according to his wife.
- What Robin Williams' Death Tells Us About Parkinson's Disease Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
- Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said "it's just like getting your oil changed."
- ALS Association Invites Chicago To Take Ice Bucket Challenge You might have seen Patrick Kane do it, or Blackhawks teammate Andrew Shaw. The Chicago chapter of the ALS Association is hoping you'll take the ice bucket challenge too.
- Durbin: Trauma Center At U Of C Hospital "Not A Casual Decision" U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was trying to stay out of the dispute over whether the University of Chicago Medical Center should open a trauma center on its Hyde Park hospital campus.